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Apr 28, 2013 9:00am PDT
it. what can i do. the white house, the obama administration has set up this incredible website called "we the people." people complain that is slacktivism. they set a hard limit. futures a certain number of signatures, under the circumstances a response from the white house, which is kind of aweawesome. it's an open democracy forum. >> is there a point or tip you would give people, i have a cause i believe in and i'm going to petition the white house. is there something, online petitions for dummies, give me clues as to what to put in there? >> depends what you're trying to do. in my case, we got the white house to support. it's really congressional change and congressional action we need. it depends who you're petitioning. >> when you started, what was your best outlook for an outcome, what did you expect? >> two weeks before they raised the limit to 100,000 signatures from 25,000, there's no chance i'll make it. >> they raised it because people were being so successful with 25,000. the white house is saying we're not promising we're going to make a change but we will address
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Apr 30, 2013 6:00am PDT
, is getting closer to opening. no word on exactly when it will reopen its doors after fire >>> president obama set to address the nation at the white house. a live picture right there before he steps up to the podium. supposed to do that in about 15 minutes. not clear what the main topic will be. we will carry it live on nbc bay area. the media filling in that room and putting the microphones up to catch what president obama had to tell the nations. >> jay carney tweeted out that president obama killed it with his comedy at the white house correspondents' dinner. he didn't answer any questions. he will answer questions this morning. >> whatthat's what's happening "today in the bay." we'll be back with a live local news update. have a great day! changer. reaction pouring in from main street to the white house this morning to nba player jason collins's decision to reveal he is gay -- a first by a male athlete currently playing a major u.s. sport. >>> new twist. this morning the fbi is testing female dna found on a piece of one of the boston bombs while they search the home of the widow of one of
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Apr 26, 2013 5:00pm PDT
. at the white house today with the king of jordan, area's neighbor, president obama says he needs verification before acting. >> obtaining confirmation and strong evidence, all of those things we have to make sure that we work on with the international community. >> be care -- >> britain's prime minister is using caution. >> the national park sfs says it's seen an increase in dog attacks in the golden gate national recreation area. the late ets was a fatal attack on a pair of geese. it comes as an especially tense time for the park and dog owners. >> i bring my dogs here four or five times a week. >> reporter: with it's sandy beaches, it's not hard to see why chrissy field draws dog owners. but not every dog owner eer is sass cautious as amy stephens. in the last month they've seen five dog month incident including a fatal attack of goose gos lynx at chrissy field. >> we've had a recent number increase. >> it all comes atz the park service prepares to release a new report proposing sweeping access to dog changes. >> they love the park, they use it intensely and there's competition for space. >
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Apr 28, 2013 5:30pm PDT
indications the syrian regime may have used chemical weapons against its own people. last summer the obama administration suggested such a step would be a trigger for intervention. now the white house wants stronger evidence, even as the call grows louder in washington to act now. nbc's peter alexander has more from the white house. >> reporter: inside syria's civil war, another round of violent clashes today. at least seven rebels reported dead. just days after the u.s. said evidence suggests bashar al assad's regime has used chemical weapons, president obama is facing growing pressure to act with republican lawmakers pushing several options. >> if you could neutralize the air advantage the syrian government has over the rebels, i think you could turn the tide of battle pretty quickly. >> a safe zone. arming the rebels. making sure we help with the refugees. i do want to give them the assistance which would give them a dramatic shift in the balance of power in syria. >> reporter: president obama has warned syria that using chemical weapons would be a game changer. >> a red line for us is
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May 4, 2013 12:35am PDT
a joke for that. [ laughter ] hosted a 5th of may party today, may 3rd. speaking of the white house. yesterday, president obama warned congress to not keep delaying the immigration reform bill. you can tell he means business because he said if they keep delaying the bill, he might even warn them again. [ laughter ] check this out, you guys, in a new interview, lance bass said that statistically speaking, at least one member of one direction is probably gay. [ laughter ] it got awkward when all five members said, all right, you got me. [ laughter ] in honor of "ironman 3," which comes out this weekend -- [ cheers and applause ] i know, i'm excited too! they just came out with a new trailer. i'm so excited. check this out. [ cheers and applause ] >> jimmy: exciting. that's all cgi -- >> steve: cost a lot of money. >> jimmy: tennis balls and stuff yeah, amazing. i read that new york city is banning people who weigh more than 260 pounds from using the bikes in its new bike share program, because they could damage the equipment. people who weigh over 260 pounds are like, oh, no. [ laught
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Apr 30, 2013 4:00am PDT
obama is expressing concern that russian leader vladimir putin, after the reported use of chemical weapons in syria, the white house says use of such weapons would be a game changer, but the pentagon says it will not speculate on any intervention plans. >>> the faa is investigating a deadly mid-air collision of two small planes. the faa says a single-engine cessna landed on a golf course in southern california on monday after colliding with another cessna about eight miles north of ventura. all three on board that plane sustained only minor injuries. in the mountains northwest of santa monica, firefighters combed through smoking wreckage of the second plane and recovered the pilot's body. it's believed he was the only one on board there. >>> parts of eastern iowa dealing with severe weather, a heavy round of hail ranging from pea size to as large as two inches falling in waterloo, causing millions of dollars in damage to cars. the hail left covering that, and some places looking more like snow. bill karins, nbc meteorologist here with us. amazing pictures there of what was happenin
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Apr 28, 2013 6:00am PDT
condition. lester, erica. >> michelle franzen, thanks very much. >>> we want to turn now to the white house correspondents determine last night. >> it's a chance for washington, for the journalist who's cover the city, to break bread together and poke a bit of fun at one another. president obama embraced his role as comedian in chief. our white house peter alexander made it there for all the laughs. >> i feel like it s just a couple of hours ago. you talk about the politicians, the journalists, plenty of celebrities too. a couple of sightings i had. bradley cooper, katie perry there. they call this as the nerd prom, but it's highlighted each year by these dualing comedic appearances this year between the president and late night host conan o'brien, where really nothing is off limits. not the politicians, the pundits, or even the president himself. ♪ ♪ don't stop the party >> it's like when two different zoos get together. you know, the hollywood zoo and the d.c. zoo. >> president obama, that's my man. ♪ >> thank you. how do you like my new entrance music? rush limbaugh warned you abou
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Apr 29, 2013 4:00am PDT
evidence of chemical weapons are now in play in the country. president obama has said crossing that line would be a game changer. now critics are calling the credibility into question while the white house says it wants more evidence. nbc's tracie potts is live for us in washington. tracie, good morning. >> reporter: good morning. that's why some lawmakers here on capitol hill say the u.s. needs to send a strong signal not only to the assad regime in syria but also to others who may be watching, and all that's underscored by the new violence there this morning. the country's prime minister survived an assassination attempt today. his convoy was bombed. there are varying reports of other deaths and injuries. now the u.s. has some evidence syria's government may have used chemical weapons on its own people. president obama had called that a red line for action. now he's cautious. >> knowing that potentially chemical weapons have been used inside of syria doesn't tell us when they were used, how they were used. >> reporter: there's pressure from capitol hill to act soon. >> for america to s
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May 2, 2013 6:00pm PDT
when they need it the çómost. the scenarioçó the white house painting as part of the sequestration. >>> president obama saysçó up t 70,000 disadvantaged students could lose access to the pre-k program, with many being shut ou÷@lalready. how truthful is this? >> a lot ofko kids and parents looking into it.Ñijf raj, and arne duncan caused the looking into it.Ñijf pre-k . first they have tookxdok conten thex4roksequestration. >> you might say it is an interesting dance, the presidential administration is trying toxnplay. pushing axd $75 million plan fo universal pre-k at a time when congress is doing just the hc through sequestration. >> in terms of education there no up-side. we see head start programs across the country actually ending early now. shorter day. >> well, let's start there. california head start's sayse1 because of the sequestration, many have shut down. making thee1 secretary's statemt true. he predicted other painful measures. he says many programs will cut children's programs, the impact at 7,000 students. that is just an estimate. clearly in the near futur
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Apr 29, 2013 11:00am PDT
warmers, they have come back around. what's old is new. the white house started to publish animated jibs on tumblr. in a posting the white house declared it would pronounce as gif, hard g. this according to the obama administration even though inventors at compu serve insist it's pronounced gif. trust me, this actually matters to older geeky programmers. back to you. >> that was a fun segment. thank you, scott. >>> more women are getting plastic surgery on their arms coming according to american society of plastic surgeons. the number of surgeons on upper arms has skyrocketed over the last decade 4,000%. many point to celebrities who have not had the surgery but are physically fit, madonna, beyonce, michelle obama as a motivating factor. doctors point out it does not increase musçle tone, not a weight loss procedure. the surgery it receives costs $4,000. >> apparently everything is fair game when it comes down to cosmetic surgery. >>> christina loren, i don't think we need to do any surgery on the sky, it's beautiful. >> the beach, that way. that way, guys. good morning to you. i've got
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Apr 28, 2013 7:00am PDT
. >> the boston marathon bombing turned the light hearted white house correspondent' dinner more serious to start last night. president obama addressed both the attacks in boston and the explosion of a fertilizer plant that nearly wiped out the town of west texas. we've had some difficult days, but even when the day seemed darkest, we have seen humanity shine at its brightest. >> the president saluted the first responders and the national guard as well as the people of of both of those cities, but then later there were plenty of jokes as well. many coming from the president himself. >> i recognize that this job can take a toll on you. i understand second term, you need a burst of new energy, tried some new things and then my team and i talked about it and we were willing to try anything so we borrowed one of michelle's tricks. [ laughter ] >> i thought this looked pretty good, but no bounce. >> late-night talk show host conan o'brien headlined that event. >> and now to that developing story out of the central valley we told you about earlier where the man hunt is intensifying this morning for the
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Apr 29, 2013 6:00am PDT
obama in front of hundreds of journalists at the annual white house correspondents' dinner. the president had the audience laughing and a lot of his jokes, including one about himself and the change he has undergone since taking office. >> these days i look in the mirror and i have to admit, i'm not the strapping young muslim socialist i used to be. i happen to mention that camilla harris was the best-looking attorney general in the country. as you might imagine, i got in trouble when i got back home. who knew eric holder was so sensitive? >> he was grooving. i liked it when they put up pictures of him wearing michelle's bangs. i also see this one. mr. obama telling the press he has plans to put up this billboard next to the new george w. bush library. conan o'brien hosted. o'brien, much funnier. >>> still ahead, coast guard cuts. will efforts to cut back on the budget drive up danger at bay area landmarks along the coast. >> and, playing some hardball. we'll tell you about the plan to bring the a's to san jose. they could now be batted around in court. >>> right now, there
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Apr 26, 2013 5:30pm PDT
isikoff, nbc news, boston. >>> president obama today called the alleged use of chemical weapons by syria a potential game-changer. our political director, chief white house correspondent chuck todd is with us for more on this. chuck, what to do about it now in a nation not looking for yet another foreign conflict? >> reporter: absolutely. look, the first time personally the president acknowledged that, yes, they have -- we have evidence, the united states government -- evidence of chemical weapons being used in syria. but in a meeting and the oval office with the king of jordan he made that acknowledgment with a lot of caveats. take a listen. >> knowing that potentially chemical weapons have been used inside of syria doesn't tell us when they were used, how they were used, obtaining confirmation and strong evidence. all of those things we have to make sure we work on with the international community and we, ourselves, are going to focus on this. >> reporter: here's what sources are making clear to me. their intelligence, they believe, is spot on. they believe they know chemical weapons w
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Apr 28, 2013 5:00pm PDT
the little things. kaiser permanente. thrive. >>> president obama tried his hand at stand-up comedy this weekend in front of hundreds of journalists and celebrities. >> it's the annual white house correspondents dinner. the president had the audience laughs as he told a lot of jokes. started with one about himself and the changes he has undergone since taking office. >> these days i look in the mirror and i have to admit, i'm not the strapping young muslim socialist that i used to be. i recognize that this job can take a toll on you. i understand second term, you need a burst of new energy. try some new things. and then my team and i talked about it, we were willing to try anything, so we borrowed one of michelle's tricks. >> that is horrifying. >> check this out. mr. obama also told the press he had plans to put a sign next to the new bush library. one that says "his fault." all right. thanks for watching nbc bay area news at 5:00. "nbc nightly news" is next and more local news at 6:00. >> including why the sequester could mean possible terrorism targets will be at risk including t
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Apr 29, 2013 5:00am PDT
dangerous the civil war has become, not to mention the new evidence that the white house has now acknowledged of chemical weapons used by the serial government of its own people. president obama says, first, we need to verify that this information is correct. make sure it is reliable. lawmakers are pressing for action. it was president obama they say who drew the line in the sand and said that if the red line was crossed, the u.s. would have to get involved. the question now, how do we get involved? there doesn't seem to be a lot of support for boots on the ground. however, air strikes are certainly a possibility as we see the situation even as of this morning getting worse >>> new this morning, a brutal scene overseas. the search for survivors now over at the site of that terrifying factory building collapse in bangladesh. at least 380 people now confirmed dead. today, the prime minister of bangladesh touring that site and a nearby hospital where the wounded are now being treated. in the meantime, the owner of that illegally constructed building now in custody. he was actually c
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Apr 28, 2013 11:00pm PDT
with qualifying bundles. rethink possible. >>> president obama tried his hand at stand-up comedy this weekend in front of hundreds of journalists and celebrities as well. >> it's the annual white house correspondents dinner. the president had the audience laughing. he told a lot of jokes, starting with one about himself and the changes he has undergone since taking office. >> these days i look in the mirror and i have to admit i'm not the strapping young muslim socialist that i used to be. i recognize that this job can take a toll on you. i understand second term you need a burst of new energy, try some new things. and my team and i talked about it. we were willing to try anything. so we borrowed one of michelle's tricks. >> that is so horrifying. >> he looks like a totally different person. check this out. mr. obama also told the press he had plans to put a sign next to the new bush library, one that says, as you can see, his t.>>f >> he was good. >> the bangs. >> it's a good look. >> pretty good photo shop there. >> okay. so one more warning. we have some hot weather. >> thrice at least six
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Apr 29, 2013 7:00am PDT
to a white house official. mayor anthony fox will run the department and will be president obama's first black nominee to the cap net in his second term. yet again this morning in south and that takes the past week's death toll to around 200. two car bombs detonated in one in another city, a car bomb >>> now let's go to jackie deangelis at the new york stock exchange. boeing's 787 dream liner is back more than to incidence of >>> at the box office, pain and gain taking the number one spot before the debut here in the u.s. this weekend. >>> new york's tallest building the skyscraper is rising up into the place where the twin towers were destroyed on 9/11. a beautiful sight to behold. it will have great say. >> mr. roker is here with a >> we had wild weather over the a lot of flooding and amazing sugarland, texas with the houston alone, 150 high water roof collapse and buildings franklin, tennessee, talking here's what's going on in the 30.8 feet, and over the next 72 hours, we expect to top out at below what they expected and hopefully all that sandbagging will hold. we will get to the lo
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Apr 27, 2013 5:00am PDT
: where obama, boehner, and biden share a room with clooney, and even kim kardashian. white house briefings take a back seat to some gentle ribbing. >> you remember when the country rallied around you in hopes of a better tomorrow? that was hilarious. >> reporter: while washington is often called hollywood for ugly people, on this night, the real stars shine. glitz and glam overruns the town and everyone wants to party late into the night. >> washington's gone very hollywood. it's not the nerd prom anymore. >> reporter: and while the event raises scholarship money for aspiring journalism students -- >> all right, everybody. >> reporter: it also lowers the bar for presidential discourse. >> no one is prouder to put this birth certificate matter to rest than the donald. that's because he can get back to focusing on the issues that matter. like did we fake the moon landing. >> reporter: president obama is great at using comedy as a weapon to entertain people, educate us, and eviscerate his opponents. >> it's great to be here this evening in the vast, magnificent hilton ballroom. or w
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Apr 30, 2013 7:00am PDT
obama will hold his first press conference, marking the first 100 days of his second term today and he will be taking questions on a wide range of issues. nbc's chief white house correspondent, chuck todd is in the briefing room for us. as i understand it not one of those occasions where the president is expected to come out and deliver a piece of news. >> that's right, savannah. if you think about just the last 15 days, when you have the boston marathon investigation, those bombings are continuing. you have this sequester standoff over the airports and faa funding. and then now throw in the issue with syria, there's a lot on the table. is white houses love to have press conferences when congress is out of town. congress happens to be out of town this week so they get washington and the spin cycle to themselves. so, put all that together and the fact that this is that -- one of those mythical markers that the white house claims they don't follow but they just happen to schedule a press conference today, the first 100 dives that second term. and you have all of it coming together for a
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